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Manufacturing Engineer Degree Apprenticeship


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Entry Requirements and Fees

Prospective degree apprentices will be recruited directly by employers or be in employment and have any of the following:

  • 3 A Levels – Grade C or above (to include mathematics and preferably a technology subject) or
  • BTEC vocational qualification at Level 3 or
  • Level 3 apprenticeship
  • Relevant work experience

Course content

Read our Manufacturing Engineer Degree Apprenticeship course guide. [PDF]

Through the delivery of workshops, seminars and practical, lab based activity apprentices will complete design and build challenges each year, focusing on the development of relevant skills for use with their organisation.

Alongside these practical elements they will also study topics such as finance, law and ethics to develop their skills as a capable and confident engineering professional.

This programme is open to both existing employees and newly recruited staff. On successful completion you will be awarded the Manufacturing Engineer Degree Apprenticeship which includes the BEng Mechanical Engineering degree.

You can enquire about our degree apprenticeships by emailing

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Indicative modules

Year One (Level 4)

  • Mathematical Principles I
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Electrical Principles
  • Computer Aided Engineering
  • 1st Year Workplace Report
  • 1st Year Engineering Labs

Year Two (Level 5)

  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Mathematical Principles II
  • 2nd Year Engineering Workplace Projects
  • 2nd Year Mechanical Labs
  • Dynamic Systems
  • Statics & Materials

Year Three (Level 6)

  • Thermo-fluids
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Mechanical Failure Analysis
  • Individual Engineering Workplace Projects
  • Renewable Energy & Sustainability
  • Business for Engineers

International English Studies

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Additional Costs

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How does the money work?

  • The Apprentice will pay no tuition fees. If a business pays the Apprenticeship Levy, the apprentice's tuition fees are paid from its Digital Account.
  • If a business does not pay the Apprenticeship Levy, the apprentice's tuition fees will be joint funded by the business and the Education & Skills Funding Agency.
  • Additional professional accreditation charges may apply.
  • The apprentice is eligible for employee benefits.
  • The apprentice is not eligible for a student loan.

Our degree apprenticeships are different

Unlike our traditional programmes, apprentices apply directly to an employer for a degree apprenticeship.

They are employed in a full time role while studying in partnership with the University of Chichester.